Maj Schian Nielsen

Maj Schian Nielsen
Universitetet i Agder | UIA · Department of Nordic and Media Studies

Master of Arts

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Introduction
Maj Schian Nielsen currently works at the Department of Nordic and Media Studies, Universitetet i Agder. Maj does research in Systemic Functional Linguistics, Morpho-Syntax and Language Learning and Teaching. Her current project is 'Grammar didactics in L3-German teacher education in Denmark and Norway' focusing on how passive voice is taught at university level.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - January 2018
University of Southern Denmark
Position
  • Research Assistant
February 2015 - June 2018
University of Southern Denmark
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
November 2018 - December 2021
Universitetet i Agder
Field of study
  • Linguistics
September 2011 - January 2015
University of Southern Denmark
Field of study
  • International Business Communication
September 2008 - June 2011
University of Southern Denmark
Field of study
  • Modern Languages and Intercultural Communication

Publications

Publications (12)
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This paper is concerned with the apparent absence of a 'systemic address' for the functional category irrealis in grammatical descriptions of English, Danish and German within the framework of systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Based on a thorough discussion of our understanding of this functional grammatical concept, we present a summary of th...
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The multilingual turn in Europe requires an adaption of foreign language teaching approaches. This study provides theoretical and empirical reasons to treat crosslinguistic awareness as a potentially beneficial metacognitive tool for multilingual language learners. Furthermore, it explores whether future foreign language teachers are introduced to...
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Wie in vielen Ländern Europas, basieren auch in Dänemark und Norwegen die Lehrpläne der Sekundarstufe für den Fremdsprachenunterricht auf dem gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmen für Sprachen (GER). Dieser hat in den gegenwärtigen Versionen einen bedeutenden Fokus auf “Mehrsprachigkeit”. In diesem Zusammenhang soll beschrieben werden, wie kommen...
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This research investigates crosslinguistic awareness (XLA) looking at conditions for future teachers to become skilled facilitators of XLA. Teaching approaches used in German L3-language courses at Norwegian and Danish universities were observed and compared. Interviews with lecturers were conducted for insights into i.a. conceptualization of langu...
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This article explores how multilingual didactics emerges in teacher education for German foreign language teachers in Denmark and Norway. Focusing on cross-linguistic awareness and teachers’ beliefs, the study analyses data from six university-class observations and follow-up interviews with five university teachers through qualitative coding. Even...
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Thesis
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I specialeafhandlingen undersøges hvilke udfordringer det sproglige fænomen irrealitet kan have for ikkemodermålstalere af det tyske og danske sprog. I opgaven antages at alle sprog rum- mer alle sproglige funktioner, altså at alt semantisk indhold kan udtrykkes på ethvert sprog. Ud fra denne overbevisning, skal der afdækkes hvorvidt der kan optræd...

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Projects

Project (1)
Project
A systemic functional description of (passive) voice used contrastively to raise crosslinguistic awareness in German L3- grammar learning and teaching